Giving back through community development

The Community Surf & Yoga Projects works with local youth and teachers as a means to give back to the community. Offering a chance to to share the amazing world of surf, health and mindfulness with an underserved community who might not otherwise have access to the truly amazing worlds of both surfing and yoga. Benefiting social and emotional growth through: creating self awareness and conscientious behavior towards others, developing self discipline & mental focus, supplementing a positive and healthy self image, creating equality in sports for girls.

Kids surf and yoga camp

We are all so blessed, often times through giving, we receive.
  This year we were honored by Share the Stoke Foundations presence at the kids surf and yoga camp where the foundation gave away 6 Firewire surfboards to our local groms. The volunteers came from all over the world including surfers, yoga teachers, school teachers and folks traveling through Ecuador who sacrificed a bit of vacation time to give back to the village they are traveling in. Local Dreamers NGO also participated to create a beautiful and fun week with our local at risk youth. Read more on Share the Stoke's Blog.

We are ever grateful to all of our volunteers whose time and dedication made this project possible. 

Contributors to the program:
- This year we received a supplies grant from Gaiam   Yoga mats providing our local Grammar School Los Algarrobos with yoga mats for use working with students and teachers in the program.
-The Niroga Institute   recently issued a scholarship to our Program Leader to study Dynamic Mindfulness for Building Stress Resilient Schools which will help us use these mindfulness life skills to train our teachers who can in turn work on a deeper level with the students.
Girl Rising  recently donated the film for viewing at the school with the children and parents. We are looking forward to holding our Girl Rising helping foster a greater understand of breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of girls.

How to get Involved

Yoga Teachers all around the world can be part of the service project. Fundraise for the Yoga service project with your home studio and become an ambassador to our local grammar school meditation project. In May 2016 we are looking for a volunteer for a month of meditation at the grammar school. Contact us for more information